Sending the first email when you're online dating can be daunting, especially if you've been out of the game for a while! I spent too much time blindly follow good-intentioned advice and not thinking for myself early on when dating online. Before we proceed with the advice-shilling, though, a big disclaimer looms. Blah blah blah. Be cheerful and positive — but don't try too hard While using humour can be a great way to break the ice, remember that you don't know the person yet — or what they might find funny or offensive.
Every online dater has had the experience of reading an impossibly sweet, heart-bursting message and thinking, "Oh, sigh, I wish we could use this site to arrange dates for our friends or make new totally platonic acquaintances, because the sender of this message is clearly a lovely person.
How to write that first online-dating note
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